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Oswego Man Faces Long Stretch in Prison after Guilty Plea to Counterfeiting

Anthony Paris.
Anthony Paris.

Twenty-year-old Anthony Paris of Oswego may be twice as old by the time he gets out of prison after his guilty plea this week to charges of counterfeiting.

Paris is one of four people charged in February with printing phony $10 and $20 bills, passing them at Oswego-area businesses.

He admitted that in June, 2010, he was part of a group of people who used a printer to make fake money that was used at McDonald’s in Mexico, KQ Restaurant in Oswego and Bosco & Geers in Oswego.

Police also charged Kristy Guilds, 24; Jeremy Rowe, 20; and Mitch McQuaid, 20 with being part of the conspiracy to make and use counterfeit money.

Paris will be sentenced April 13, 2012.  He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.